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for a second a look at the economy, generally speaking, you have states important swing states where the unemployment rate is lower than the national average. but the recent set of data we see a brightening of consumer attitudes. we see consumer sentiment and surprisingly at a five-year high despite historically high gas prices. despite a lot of the concerns that this is our expressing. we've seen really weak investment and orders in particular. so whether consumer sentiment will continue to hold up and importantly whether that will actually suggest that voters are in a better mood than even the economic figures suggest, could give obama some more support than you might otherwise see and what's relatively weak period of growth. >> whoever it is elected in november is going to be looking at a real takeoff of the economy. all this money that'scying on the sidelines is put to work -- that's sitting on the sidelines is put to work. the u.s. is attractive compared to others around the world. the takeoff is scoming but won't come in time. chris: a lot of things going on. every voter has to
and the election them power of the presidency. what obama or romney would mean to the markets and the economy. >>> then the bombshell accusations by a banker turned whistle-blower. my interview with greg smith about why he left one of the most prestigious financial firms in the world and the charges he makes. what was the last straw for you? >>> cooking up the formula for success for small businesses. the difference between the winners and losers. the "wall street journal report" begins right now. >>> here's a look at what is making news as we head in to a new week on wall street. encouraging news about the economy. the gdp grew at a better than expected rate, up 2% for the third quarter. the gdp is the broadest overall measure of the size and strength of the u.s. economy. economists were expecting a growth rate of 1.8%. the number buoyed by an increase in consumer spending and stronger housing market. the air went out of stocks midweek. the dow fell 250 points on wednesday after poor earnings news and the market was flat later in the week. big multinationals did not farewell in earnings. cat
about the critical issue remaining, the u.s. economy, the final jobs report before election day came out today. employers added 171,000 jobs to their payrolls in october, better than the experts expected. unemployment rate ticked up to 8.79% as people actively looked for work, not surprisingly with four days to go, both sides are actively spinning the numbers in their own direction, peter alexander from westchester, ohio, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you with a quick hat to kid rock struming the guitar on the stage, both sides say the job numbers back up their case, both the president and mitt romney spending much of their day here in the state of ohio, how important is the buckeye state? so important that betweenq the two of them they will be here five more times over the next three days. charging into the campaign's final weekend, each candidate tried to frame the latest unemployment reports to his advantage, as either a sign of economic progress. >> this morning, we learned that companies hired more people in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> r
's going to be dominated by the economy. it can tip the scales. we have seen an argument from the president that is about trust. this is how he lays it out against governor romney. >> there's no more serious issue in a presidential campaign than trust. trust matters. you know, you want to know that the person who is applying to be your president and commander and chief is trustworthy. that he means what he says. that he's not just making stuff up depending on whether it's convenient or not. >> how is he using that argument to advance that cause? you cannot trust what you are going to get to lead to economic recovery? >> i think the president is -- as the race gets narrower and narrower, we focus on smaller and smaller places and voters. it's a very resonant argument. we are talking the economy in the midwest, in ohio. on the integrity issue, the trust issue, romney went to defiance, ohio and told a group of 11,000 people jeep is about to move all of their production overseas. i read that somewhere. not at all true. it's okay to make a flub, but not to correct it. they asked are you sure he
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. that's true, it's terrible, anne they will hurt the economy, but those are short-term in nature. and recoverable. i'm urging you to step back and take a look at the bigger picture. tens of thousands of homes experienced damage from sandy. those that are insured for storm damage will get their insurance checks and put thousands of contractors back to work, new begin sum -- gypsum board, new appliances and finally painting up a storm. the recent decline since blowout quarter. that's not the real spurt of the economy. that's also short-term. those homeowners who were directly in the path of sandy, and there were tens of thousands of homes that were, they can't begin to rebuild without government help, because many of them live on roads that have vanished. yes, vanished. so many roads need to be rebuilt. not just homes. but government provided infrastructure. it rises to national emergency. while the level of partisanship in politics has been horrendous lately, i don't care what party you're in, the spirit of cooperation we saw today between democratic president barack obama and new
government reform. we've got governments that are helping create a sclerotic economy, and what kasich has done, what mitch daniels has done, indiana, some of those reform governors have done the sort of reforms that strip away the sclerosis. and i'm surprised that mitt romney isn't running on that sort of broad -- i'm not radical. look at what mitch daniels has done, i want to do it for the federal government. >> it's amazing he's not running on a change washington. he's winning the question, but not by a lot and it's always amayed me. the country is not happy with washington. i want to go back to the demographic yes. what makes ohio different from all the other battleground states and all of the other mathematics from obama campaign. it's the state that demograph demographically doesn't fit what they're trying to do everything that they're trying to do in every other swing state is about hispanics and gender. not ohio. the demographic group that mitt romney performs best with is white men. the demographic group he's performing poorly in ohio is white men. auto workers in toledo, akron, n
... councilman john olszewski: new jobs and a stronger economy. endorsed by the naacp, police and firefighters small business owner: good jobs... teacher: and better schools construction worker: vote for question seven. >> it was quite a storm yesterday. the wind was anywhere between 40 and 70 miles per hour. wheat was still get some rain today -- we will still get some rain today. up to a foot of snow in some places in the mountains. garrett county, 70% of the county is without power. they have the heavy wet snow. that was technically a blizzard . in frederick, you guys may see some snowflakes. it will generally be cold rain around baltimore. we still have a breeze kicking up. that puts the wind chills in the 30's. we will add a couple of degrees as we go to the afternoon. i still think it could get over 30 miles per hour winds. but the wind will be settling down and the rain showers will be tapering off. there is solid area of rain across the state and snow in the mountains. scattered light rain showers by this evening. windy in chilly today. wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour. temperatures
. >> in this morning's project economy report, you may have heard it takes a job to get the job. that may be true for the man hoping their next job will be president of the united states. we are joined live with a story. any expectation of what the numbers might show? >> we are hearing predictions from economists that the unemployment rate will go up just a little bit, not above 8%, though. this comes as both candidates are on the trail working overtime on the final weekend of campaigning. >> do you want four more years where 23 million americans are struggling to have a good job? >> our work is not done as long as there is a single american who wants a job and cannot find one. >> even though many people will watch to see how both candidates reacted today's snapshot of the economy, some say you should look at the big picture over all -- the trend of the rate over several months. these polls show a vast majority of candidates are already locked into a candidate. if the unemployment rate rises above 8% -- >> it reinforces everything the romney campaign has been saying. barack obama oppose the plan
the economy better. >> mitt romney plans to take that argument to wisconsin and ohio. nearly 100 surrogates will help kick off the across the american tour. >> where do things stand in the latest polls? >> at least one daily tracking poll has mitt romney up by two points. but a new poll just out shows obama up by several points, leading in wisconsin, new hampshire and iowa. >> back and forth, back and forth. >> you can stay more collected -- more connected than ever before. a reminder of what these types of storms can do. maryland was very lucky this week. there is no doubt about that. >> cleanup has begun a long pitcher's east shore, but what do you do about this? is brand-new, carved out as the storm ripped through the barrier island on monday night. the house is now flattened or moved or stuck. >> i don't know where the house came from. the bridge of his peers were used to join the main road. the houses were someplace else for monday night. there are those who were moved there. >> it is phenomenal. this is what the town looked like before monday. now it is gone. and tune has been pushed
but it showed that consumers are feeling better about the economy. >> is a big topic on the campaign trail. both candidates land in ohio today. governor romney visits seven states, including a rally in ohio tonight with 100 supporters, politicians, and celebrities. in virginia last night, a makeup before hurricane sandy, he argued that the resident is running out of steam. >> he was talking abut saving characters on "sesame street" and playing word games with my name and attacking me on a regular basis, a tax he knows are not true. >> president obama also visits the seven states between now and election day with a focus on ohio, is must-win state. he will be there every day between now and the election. >> al qaeda as been decimated, osama bin laden is dead. we have made real progress these past four years. >> how will it shakeout on tuesday? >> romney has a 50-50 chance to win the popular vote. it is harder to see him winning the electorial vote. >> a possible split verdict from a nation deeply divided, and anxious to end this very long campaign. >> baltimore city police are investigating a sho
the totally more abundant economy. but we didn't get it. you got your first chinese guide up, not guide down. the best of the year. this was just joyous. no one was looking for this. suddenly i didn't care. here was a number that didn't fit into the near universally pieces. the ceo of choice global came on our show last month brandishing data showing that chinese electric output bottomed and is coming up. it is coming roaring back. that's why you saw the gains you did today. the biggest industrial is cummins, the engine maker. they rallied $5.17 today, that's up a dozen points. how about nike? bemoaned performance in china, up $3.95 today. copper company looked like it had been sliding back purchased during the darker days suddenly launched a $1.62. how about eden? that company lowered expectations in part due to china. it is now up $4. someone asked jim cramer on twitter accused me of hyping the stock by saying that i thought it would go up. and then there is peabody energy. it was recommended to buy aggressively because of the chart. i have been and remain conservative. china is the growth
and a stronger economy. endorsed by the naacp, police and firefighters small business owner: good jobs... teacher: and better schools construction worker: vote for question seven. i've always been lucky. flew 37 bombing missions over germany. made it home every time. i'm lucky to have good friends who are all still around, and we're all lucky to have a friend named ben. ben's protected our medicare and veterans' benefits. and he's helping my 13 grandchildren afford college. he's my friend, ben. i hope he's your friend, too. i'm ben cardin, and i'm honored to approve this message. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. we're trying to return to normal. we start in northeast where debris is still an issue on route 40. watch for closures. in white marsh, another closure because of debris. in phoenix, northbound york road, we still have enclosures in effect because of the partial building collapsed. some closures in effect at seminary avenue. in crofton, we have some flooding. here's a quick, live look at traffic. this is 97. north and southbound traffic in pretty g
both candidates reacted today's snapshot of the economy, some say you should look at the big picture overall. the trend of the unemployment rate over several months. a vast majority of voters are already locked into a candidate. this may not move the needle significantly one way or the other. it could make a difference and perception. if the unemployment rate rises above 8% -- >> it reinforces everything the mitt romney campaign has been saying. we need to go a different direction. if it is lower than 8%, particularly if it is significantly lower, it reinforces what obama has been saying. >> all along this campaign season, voters have said the economy and jobs are there top issues. we should find out more in about three hours. >> i notice the political ad wars are really heating up. have you noticed the same thing? >> yes, and that is part of the strategy on behalf of both campaigns. recently republicans are doing an expand the map strategy where they are looking at states like minnesota and other states that were safe for the president. recently they lost an ad blitz targeting voter
snap shot of the economy before the election. so what does today's jobs report mean for the campaign? so, maybe you're trying to figure out question seven. well, let me give it a shot. if you're ok with marylanders spending five hundred and... fifty million a year gaming in other states, fair enough. but if you think we should keep that money here... add twelve thousand jobs, and generate millions for schools... well you should probably vote for question seven. because if it doesn't pass, all of this goes away. that's why the post called seven, common sense. but decide for yourself. >>> this morning's medical alert, they may be better for the environment but a study finds reusable bags may not be good for your health. more and more stores decided to bag plastic bags as more shoppers turn to reusable bags. several major cities have banned the plastic bags altogether. but doctors tested the bags and found the same type of bacterias that you would find in dirty underwear. here's an idea. wash them. designate bags. >> 10% of the bags had e-coli. 50% had forms and most all of the bags had
with a quickly over heated economy. this quarter has stood that whole three-point paradigm on its head. it has exposed them to levels of weakness. they could crush the ability to the united states has given you. you have to cut the stocks from the cover off the united states. a country where we are pushing up 40 points per share this morning. virtually all the money was made right here in the united states. ♪ >> europe, was so awful that it almost wiped out the american gain. >> the house of pain. >> asia had a nice turn to a 40 million plus dollar gain. $85 million. but, hey, that is not much from the scheme of things. where's the billions and billions in sales? south america profit open again not all that significant. contrast that news with the news from last night with the report. ♪ hallelujah >> u.s. based furniture maker makes bed springs that i'm sure at some point pondered going full bore into europe or latin america. i'm sure a whipper snapper said we have to make it more in the bed spring market. guess what? the good old u.s. made these guys important. not because the stocks are
. you saw the devastation. the insurance numbers and the cost estimates to the economy is just going to be staggering for a category 1 hurricane. it appears that we'll easily make the top five list, possibly somewhere up here with hurricane andrew. these numbers are adjusted with inflation. will ma, ike were category 3 storm. andrew was a five. sandy, the only category 1. mostly because of where it made landfall right through the most populated areas of our country. now the storm itself today still spin so long this huge edge you see, a lot of bad weather and last night with thunderstorms going up through areas of eastern massachusetts and maine. it remains kind of stuck right now with a big blocking high that was responsible for leaving this system and sending it back at the u.s. is still sitting there. we have another day or two until we can get rid of the storm. the concern this morning is that everyone without power, temperatures in the 40s. very cold. snow is winding down. only a little more is expected. people without power, a chilly morning for you. that's a look at your forec
heard about the bottom line, wow, the housing economy strong, auto economy strong, but we have worries about the gridlock in washington. how much of the sudden decline in americas is related to washington? >> well, jim, i wish i could give you an exact bead on that. i will tell you, we saw it in both of our businesses, which is unusual, components and computers. in components, we saw deterioration through the quarter. july year on year, one picture, august looked worse and september looked worse. deterioration through the quarter, very surprising for us. after the june quarter, we thought we had seen a reset, signs of stabilization. it was deterioration through september, and we went through the disappointing last two weeks, when there is usually a big rush to spend the quarter-end budget. >> you invoked on the conference call, 2008-2009. i thought we put those bad days behind us, but it did make me feel like maybe i'm being too optimistic. >> yeah, jim. '08-'09, different for a couple of key reasons. a lot of the concern were driven around the liquidity crisis. now, a more general mac
of both parties... councilman john olszewski: new jobs and a stronger economy. endorsed by the naacp, police and firefighters small business owner: good jobs... teacher: and better schools construction worker: vote for question seven. >> a story that might have been wondering about the safety of your money the next time you use an atm. >> it is cost maryland bank users a lot of grief and has that it feeds thousands of dollars. to go it was that reason crime that happened over and over again at a maryland bank that all caught on tape. >> we exclude -- a tank these exclusive images. -- obtained exclusive images. >> i check bounced because the money they took up. another check bounced and another check bounced. today she was worried creditors might think she was writing a legal checks. skimmers that of more than $600,000. one of them is still on the loose. to go how the thieves -- >> how the thieves got away with it, the thieves got away with it, plus >> cloudy skies, cool temperatures. breezy thursday and friday. clocks back an hour on sunday. cleveland, a little cloudy. 45 degrees. >>
olszewski: new jobs and a stronger economy. endorsed by the naacp, police and firefighters small business owner: good jobs... teacher: and better schools construction worker: vote for question seven. it's oysternomics 101. you start with a u.s. senator named ben. by helping restore thousands of acres of oyster beds, he kept hundreds of oystermen on the job... which keeps wholesalers in business... and that means more delivery companies... making deliveries to more restaurants... which hire more workers. and that means more oystermen. it's like he's out here with us. he's my friend, ben. i hope he's your friend, too. i'm ben cardin, and i approved this message. the ravens make a habit of avoiding the losing streak. they have won the last 14 games after a loss but with nine withwins against the browns, the not confuse this game with an thiswin. the have though it -- only scored one touchdown in two road games. cleveland has won eight of the last two home games. >> cleveland, they always fight us. the always play us tough, no matter what portion of the season we played them. no matter where
as much as $340 million to the economy. >> that is the greatest power of sporting events. it brings communities together and helps people have a positive -- >> i can see both sides. the resources and the difficulties. i do think it'll be good for everybody to is there. >> it draws national attention. if any city can stand up to difficulty, it is new york. >> stay with us. >> all little is what we get tomorrow. a chance of getting a little sunshine in the afternoon. temperatures stayed below normal. sunshine is what we're looking for on saturday. clouds increasing on election day. the storm stays away until wednesday. >> not a big one. >> early voting tomorrow if you are so inclined. >> good night, everybody. it's oysternomics 101. you start with a u.s. senator named ben. by helping restore thousands of acres of oyster beds, he kept hundreds of oystermen on the job... which keeps wholesalers in business... and that means more delivery companies... making deliveries to more restaurants... which hire more workers. and that means more oystermen. it's like he's out here with us. he's my
? >> most americans have made up their mind about the candidates and certainly about the economy. a little news is not likely to change that. >> about 4% of likely voters remain undecided. it is not clear whether the numbers will sway them either way. >> what else did you see that was interesting? >> it shows growth in manufacturing and construction as well as the hotel restaurant and health-care sectors. on the downside, government hiring is down in the states and also no hourly wages remain flat. >> there are a number of referendum on questions, one of the least understood house to do with allowing illegal immigrants who pay taxes and in state tuition rate for college. david collins joins us in the studio with more on the dream act. >> honestly, there are no answers to some of the questions. how much will actually cost taxpayers? how many immigrants will go to college? will it take spots away from legal residents? >> when my father graduated high school, -- >> the personal story in support of the dream back from anthony brown. teachers and clergy are also endorsing it. voters are faced w
that reminded the economy is still at a virtual standstill." more than 90,000 voeters cast their votes today. >> kai reed has details for us. >> hurricane sandy forced officials to shut down the polls on monday and tuesday but the state added an additional day and extended hours. we only lost an hour of time and voters are taking fuller advantage. samantha was not expected to be met with cheers at her voting location on friday. but that is exactly what she got. she is a proud first-time voter and an early voter. >> to be a first-time voter is such an extraordinary thing. i was so happy to make history today. >> she was one of more than 415,000 marylanders who took advantage of the five days of early voting. as a 8:00, an estimated 92,000 voted just on friday alone. convenience and time management or the most popular reasons given at this polling place on northern parkway in northwest baltimore. >> i thought i would not have time on tuesday. i work from 7 in the morning until 6:00 at night. i figured i might not make it at 7 in the morning. but i felt it would be easier for me because i am di
's impact on the race and the economy with chuck todd and cnbc's jim cramer just ahead. >> a quick note for you. we're sad to say that due to sandy we will not be having our halloween celebration on the plaza tomorrow, so if you were planning to join us out here in costume, we want you to stay home, stay safe. we will get that done at some other point. things are more important. >> they are indeed. you'll have to put the ponte hose away for another year. get the latest on the storm, the record flooding we've seen in lower manhattan. let's get to natalie morales in battery park city in the southern tip of mat hannan. natalie, good morning to you again. >> reporter: good morning to you, savannah, once again. we're fully now beginning to realize the devastation of sandy. as you have mentioned in the reporting, at least 16 deaths total being blamed on this storm. downtown here in lower manhattan, can you see the waters have receded. at the height of the storm though here in battery park there was a storm surge of 13 feet. that is a record-breaker here in new york city. at least 6 million pe
as goo good as it gets. plus, imagine how good dollar general can do if washington pushes the economy back into a recession. not only would this company be immune to the pain, nor and more consumers would be forced to squeeze down even as our nation obviously would be hurt badly bypassing over the fiscal cliff. look, we've had a stagnant economy for ages. how come i'm recommending it now? the easy, it's cheap. it's fallen from its highs and thanks to equity investors have sold some of their shares. but mainly on account of the not so hot numbers we got from dollar tree. see, dollar tree cut its same-store sales guidance in the third quarter recently blaming high gasoline prices and the preholiday calendar shift. the forecast hammered the whole group. but i don't think their alibis add up. let's take them one at a time. first, higher gas prices. dollar tree blamed them for the weaker same-store sales? make sense to you? makes no sense to me. when gas prices go up, consumers are more likely to trade down. plus, the fact is that these dollar stores get a ton of walk-in traffic. they can
: sun is shining. actually it's overcast. but quick question for you. when you talk about the economy really booting off again it seems like you talk about it in terms of consuming and not producing. i'm thinking from the way i think about it you need something to be produced before it's consumed. i'm wondering why in terms of a growing economy you talk about consumption instead of production. that's what it seems like to me. >> i do. because in order to be able to raise price you need demand. if there's a shortage of supply, sure, that can mean something. but not if there's no demand, right? if you have a shortage of a supply at some price nobody likes you can't raise price. it doesn't mean anything. that's why we focus on demand on the show. a company that's got their earnings stars before you buoy it. use the eps to figure out the company's growth rate and take it from there. "mad money" will be right back. >> don't miss a second of "mad money." follow @jimcramer on twitter. have a question? tweet jim cramer #madtweets. or give us a call at 1-800-743-cnbc. miss something? head to "
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policy and education. the president arguing that he's still the best candidate to get the economy back on track. he continues to enlist former president bill clinton to help. the two will campaign together in florida on monday. the one thing looming over the closing argument, the october jobs report. it comes out the friday before voters head to the polls. lester? >> peter, a candidate can't be in many places at one time. what's the plan for romney with ten days? where will his focus be? >> reporter: it's a good question. mitt romney will focus on an optimistic jobs oriented theme for the last ten days. they are trying to make a contrast between the two candidates. referring to his own candidacy as one of big change and the president is one of status quo. that word "big" we heard 24 times from romney today. we are likely to hear it again several times tonight. lester? >> peter and kristen on the campaign trail for us tonight, thank you. now through election day you can watch every presidential campaign event streaming live online at nbc news.com. >>> there is other news to tell you abo
is the most in five years and mobility is seen as good for the economy. as for trading yesterday, insurance stocks took a direct hit from sandy. trading resumed after a two-day shutdown of the stock exchange. toys r us has another church but sleep. the retailer hopes to compete with wal-mart with a pay in store promotions. you can order online and pay on the store. kids around the country are counting out their trick or treat lewd but probably they are not thinking about the health implications of gorging. the average child brings in 3500-7,000 calories worth of candy on halloween. >> 6:20 and 45 degrees at the airport. while the corner stores of the orioles' defense might not be around next season. >> take a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers, hope you had them. >> morning,0 the busy this morning and busy at the harbor tunnel. there is a disabled vehicle. be careful there and you may find the lais leading to that. southbound 95 is better down toward fort mchenry. washington boulevard at montevideo road, watch for delays due to an accident and we are tracking the crash fo
. >> again, that is 8:00 tonight. that is all for us at 5:00. >> it is the last major snapshot of the economy before the election. what does the report to mean for the presidential candidate? >> police say a woman was sexually assaulted at knife point this morning. surveillance cameras may help the case. >> among the slew of issues on the ballot is one that is the most misunderstood. an examination of the dream act, at 6:00. >> you are watching wbal tv 11. local, late breaking, this is 11 news at 6:00 p.m. >> was four days until the election, both campaigns are waiting the jobs report. that is our story tonight. it shows a slight uptick but job growth weaker than anticipated. >> according to the report, employers added 171,000 jobs last month. hiring was stronger than first thought but with more
are stressed, bad economy, unemployment rising. >> i'm craving more and more lately mashed potatoes. anything comforting like that. >> more so than your beloved french fries? >> weird how a food gets into your system and it's chemical. >> when a guy's doing it and eating chocolate and craving it, it's weird. >> they are not pms-ing, so you wonder what's going on, right? >> yes, you do. >> they say men have some sort of an emotional cycle as well. >> i don't like talking about that. >> excuse me for boring you. >>> you'll love this. a 20-year-old girl from, i believe, south america, right? >> brazilian woman. >> catalina auctioned off her virginity. >> all the guys are looking. >> to a man -- we believe it's a man, a japanese gentleman. she auctioned her virginity to a man who paid $780,000 for her. she said she did it because she wanted the money to go to a charity in her hometown of brazil to rebuild homes and things. that's why i did it the first time. [ laughter ] made sense at the time. you know, you grow, you learn. you would do the same thing again. but back then -- ♪ ♪ like a virgi
of demand the past few years with the downturn in the economy and it's really important that all of our neighbors come out. >> so, starting wednesday, you'll find collection carts like this at the area's 52 giant locations where you can donate nonperishable items. >> we've got great sale items. >> you can give money, too. it will go towards the ravens food drive and giant's similar campaign. >> we set a goal of collecting over $300,000. customers have the option of making a $1, $3 and $5 donation. every time they make a $5 donation, they receive a ravens tailgater bag with a draw string. >> you can go online and donate through the ravens' virtual food drive. this is the 17th annual ravens family food drive. >> on november 11 when we play the raiders, we will have players and coaches' wives and significant others and moms out this with buckets collecting monetary donations and canned food items. >> that starts on wednesday when you can start dropping off donations and even if you don't have tickets to the ravens game where they'll collect the food, you can stop by the stadium and drop it
the heart of our economy, it's the soul of new jersey. the jersey shore is the soul of new jersey. >> reporter: even inland in little ferry, evacuations continued into tuesday night. >> you have no one to go to. water is rushing in. water is going by, and you don't know what to do. >> reporter: new york pummeled, too. in breezy point, more than 100 homes were destroyed by fire in the flood-ravaged coastal community. >> we're just devastating, blowing from one building to the next one, and those buildings were close together. >> reporter: in this dramatic rescue captured on video, a new york city police department helicopter plucked five adults and one child from rooftops in a flooded section of staten island. elsewhere in new york city, hundreds of thousands still without power. the stock market reopens today, but important parts of the city were crippled by flooding and debris. >> downtown manhattan, we had the hudson river came over the banks and was pouring in to the ground zero site. >> reporter: new york's train and subway service are suspended, and it may be days before they
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. >> this is the state of the economy. people are selling body parts. >> it's hard to believe that your situation could be so bad that you would advertise your kidney on craigslist. >> that's reality for not only me but for a lot of people. >> she's right. here's another ad. healthy kidney. respond for further information. so we did. and met with this man who says his name is jim. >> jim told us he's a college student and was thinking about selling his kidney for $50,000 to pay his tuition. he asked us to blur his face. >> so it's kind of an extraordinary step you're taking. tell me about it. >> i felt that this was something where i was able to you know help someone's life and at the same time help myself. >> you're okay with living with one kidney? >> i'm okay with that. i mean, i've done -- i thought about this for a year. i've done a lot of research. >> even though it's illegal to sell human organs, we found it heartbreaking that jim was willing to do it just to pay for college. finally, i told him who i was. >> we're not passing judgment. you're in no trouble here whatsoever. >> okay. >> you can s
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support this relief effort. >> reporter: and the race supports the new york city economy, generating about $350 million for the big apple every year. it also requires major support from city departments, but mayor bloomberg promised it won't distract from recovery efforts. >> the marathon is not going to redirect any focus. keep in mind by sunday we'll have electricity back downtown, that will free up an enormous number of police. >> reporter: new york city has always had a reputation as one tough town and now having survived some of mother nature's worse they are bracing to be ready for one of the biggest running event in the world. >> they said that they are going to be retrofitting the station so that everyone can get there. i'm sure they will figure it out. >> reporter: this morning 14 of the city's 23 subway lines are open and running again. the mayor says he expects more if not all to be up and running by sunday. race organizers say they will be using private buses to get runners to the starting line, but for many this is not about logistics, it's about optics. savannah? >> craig mel
of the direction of the economy, that you see mitt romney closing in. you see this thing heating up, and you get to a point where i'm not sure there's anyone who actually really knows, has a gut, has an absolute instinct as to what's going to happen. >> if you know what's going on right now, read dickens. it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. i can show you ten polls and you'll say there is no way barack obama is going to win. and ten other polls would say mitt romney is sunk. >> an associated press poll has him up 49 to 45 with women. do you think that maybe stemmed from the debate? he was a little more moderate in the debate? how is he picking up these female voters right now? >> i have no idea. >> you're asking the wrong person. >> i have no idea. and these debates over abortion and these republican candidates who are just stepping in it on those issues, i think it's terrible timing for your party. at the same time, the polls show that mitt romney is actually gaining support among women. >> in a big way. >> i also think overall, it's still kind of convoluted enough where each s
and he has a slight edge when it comes to handling the economy. 48% say mr. obama would do a better job compared to 46% who side with romney. on friday, mr. obama made a three-stop blitz here in ohio, staking his closing argument on the auto bailout, which is widely popular here. and which republicans oppose. he also slammed romney for claiming that jeep is shipping jobs to china. it's a claim the romney campaign defends that has been widely discredited. take a listen to what president obama had to say. >> the car companies themselves have told governor romney to knock it off. gm said we think creating jobs in the united states should be a source of bipartisan pride. and i couldn't agree more. >> reporter: now early voting has begun here in ohio with 35% saying they've already voted early or plan to do so. obama is leading among those voters 62-36%, but romney is up among election day voters 52-42%. the fact that president obama has a number of planned visits here in ohio before election day suggests that the obama campaign is not satisfied that they have locked down this state. as for
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